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Is time up for Katz? Conflict-of-interest case. City hall rally for mayor’s resignation gets cars honking BERNICE PONTANILLA

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A large shed at the south end of Canad Inns Stadium caught fire at about 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, spewing thick smoke into the air and spilling movie-goers from across the street onto the sidewalk to gawk. Police at the scene said arson was suspected. See more pictures and video at metronews.ca. ELISHA DACEY/METRO LMD-WPG-LPG-Metro-SS-10x164-CLR-V2.pdf 1 13-02-25 12:32 PM

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More than 50 people showed up at city hall on Tuesday to tell Mayor Sam Katz that his time is up. Lindsay Stewart, who organized the “Time’s Up Sam!” event on Facebook said she and other citizens are concerned about what’s happened at city hall “under Sam’s watch.” “We’re looking to our leadership and we should be able to have high expectations and they’re not following through on those expectations,” Stewart said, adding she was disappointed Katz didn’t show up for his court hearing on Tuesday morning.

“People are just really fed up and this is a prime example of an opportunity where more people should care, more people should be outraged. “You can run a city and not be sketchy, you can run a city and not do things unethically and without accountability.” Among the messages on the protesters’ signs were “Fire hall, fire Sam”; “Honk for a new mayor”; “Land swap? Swap Sam”; “Hu’s making money”; and “Sham I am.” The Facebook page for the rally said “citizens who want more from the mayor and city council are gathering to bring attention to the lack of accountability, lack of integrity, and lack of vision.” A spokesperson for the mayor said Katz wasn’t commenting on the court proceeding nor the city hall rally on Tuesday. Read more about the mayor’s court hearing on page 3.


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Restaurant closing due to anti-gay slurs Pots N Hands owner and chef Dave Claringbould said he and his partner are closing their restaurant because of homophobic insults. TREVOR HAGAN/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Morris, Man. The couple who owned Pots N Hands are moving on after just four months When Dave Claringbould and his partner opened a restaurant in rural Manitoba, they knew some people might have a problem with them being gay. But they didn’t expect to face blatant ignorance and insults. “We were asked if somebody was going to catch something off of the plate because we had prepared the food on it,” Claringbould said Tuesday.

He said his partner calmly dealt with the customer and told the man he would be OK. Claringbould said homophobia is forcing them to shut the doors of their Pots N Hands restaurant in Morris. Supportive emails and phone calls have poured in from across the country and many people in town have asked the couple to keep the eatery open. But Claringbould said he plans to serve his last meal there April 13 — just four months after the restaurant opened. The 35-year-old chef, originally from the United Kingdom, has worked in the restaurant business for 15 years. After

Manitoba. Quarter of road deaths linked to distracted driving: MPI Manitoba Public Insurance data released Tuesday shows more than 160 road deaths in the province since 2005 — about 25 a year — can be attributed to distracted driving. “Cellphones don’t cause crashes, distracted drivers do,” said MaryAnn Kempe, vicepresident of MPI’s community and corporate relations. “A texting driver, whose eyes are focused on their device rep-

resents a clear danger on the road. “Other distractions include eating, smoking and personal grooming while driving. Safe driving requires 100 per cent concentration.” MPI is launching a new campaign aimed at drivers aged 15 to 25 called Your Last Words, which will include TV, radio, billboards, transit advertising and a dedicated website. METRO

cooking in kitchens in British Columbia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, he settled in Manitoba. He and his partner, who does not want to be identified, lived in Winnipeg before they bought a rural property near Morris. The pair opened Pots N Hands in December. Claringbould said he and his partner didn’t hide their relationship, but didn’t flaunt it either. In February, he said a group of regular customers found out they were gay and stopped coming. Others verbally attacked the couple in the restaurant and around town. Most people in the community of 1,700 have been wel-

coming, added Claringbould. The Winnipeg Free Press spoke with an older couple and a young man in Morris who said they didn’t like that the restaurant owners are gay. “They should get the hell out of here,” the newspaper quoted one man as saying. “I don’t really like them, the service and who they are.” One longtime resident, who asked not to be named, said she is disgusted and embarrassed by the prejudice. “There’s a couple of villageidiot rednecks, young fellas that when they grow up they’ll understand how their vicious tongues can hurt people.”

A man is in custody in connection to an Easter morning stabbing in the city’s South Point Douglas neighbourhood that has left a man fighting for his life in hospital. Police were called to a series of townhouses in the first 100 block of Martha Street around 6 a.m. Sunday, where a 44-yearold man had been stabbed in the upper body. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, and police said Tuesday his condition has not been upgraded. Timothy Sanderson, 32, has been charged with aggravated assault and two counts of breaching probation. METRO Indecent act

Police look for suspect Police are looking for a suspect after a man committed an indecent act in front of a woman in a downtown skywalk Monday morning. A 23-year-old woman called police after she passed a man performing an indecent act in the Portage Avenue Skywalk around 9 a.m. The suspect is in his mid to late 20s, aboriginal, roughly six-foot three with a heavy build. He is cleanshaven, with short dark hair, and was wearing a black puffy winter jacket with a hood, black sweat pants and a dark coloured toque. Anyone with information should call police at 204-986-6668, or Winnipeg Crime Stoppers at 204-786TIPS. METRO

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Unconfirmed shooting Winnipeg police officers comb an alley behind a house in the 500 block of Langside Street on Tuesday afternoon. Neighbours said two people had been shot, one critically, but police did not confirm any details Tuesday. SHANNON VAN RAES/FOR METRO


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Chan lauded and lambasted

Joe Chan, the man behind the conflict-ofinterest charge against Mayor Sam Katz, was Mayor Sam Katz Metro File the subject of both vitriol and praise on Tuesday.

• However, Chan’s lawyer, David Matas, said Chan should be commended for his perseverance, adding he won’t be gaining anything from this case and has only acted in the public interest. Following the hearing in the courthouse’s hallway, Chan was thanked by about 10 people who had attended the two-hour-long event.

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• Robert Tapper, Katz’s lawyer, called Chan’s conduct in this case “nothing short of disgusting.”

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Joe Chan, owner of The Cathay House restaurant, answers reporters’s questions following a hearing on the conflict-of-interest case against Mayor Sam Katz.

Katz vs. Chan decision to come on Friday Bernice Pontanilla/Metro

Conflict of interest. Mayor does not appear in courtroom Mayor Sam Katz is to find out later this week whether he will be removed from office for holding a taxpayer-funded Christmas party at his own restaurant. But the man seeking to oust Katz, Joe Chan, may face an uphill battle in convincing Queen’s Bench Justice Brenda

Keyser that the $3,034.35 party violated a broadly worded section of a provincial conflict-of-interest law. The mayor’s lawyer has filed two motions asking that the case be thrown out and Keyser herself wondered Tuesday whether some of the language Chan uses in his lawsuit might be “a little over the top.” “We pay the taxes to maintain the streets. We don’t pay the taxes to maintain (Katz’s) pocket,” Chan said outside court.

Chan’s lawyer, David Matas, argues Katz broke that law by inviting fellow councillors and staff to a restaurant from which the mayor profits. Matas told court that even a relatively small dollar amount should not be treated lightly. He pointed to the penalties under the law, which include removal from office. Katz’s lawyer, Robert Tapper, said the law is aimed at preventing councillors and mayors from trying to influence other councillors’

votes on municipal decisions that might benefit them. “It was a Christmas party. It’s not the swaying of the decision-making process,” Tapper told court. Keyser reserved her decision until Friday afternoon. If Keyser rules that Katz knowingly broke the law, the mandatory penalty is dismissal from office. If she finds Katz broke the law inadvertently, Katz will not be ousted but he may be ordered to repay the money. The Canadian Press

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Woman says she was accused of sex work U.S. border. Customs flagged her for carrying condoms and lingerie, UBC student alleges

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Suspicion is enough

Kate Webb

Metro in Vancouver

A UBC student who tried to go through U.S. customs three times last month while carrying condoms and sexy lingerie says she was interrogated for hours, accused of being a sex worker and warned she could be banned from the U.S. for five years. Creative-writing student Clay Nikiforuk, 24, has asked that her real name be withheld. She said she was told she now needs a visa proving she has no intent to settle in the U.S. to cross the border. Her ordeal started in early March. Alone, she boarded a bus to Boston from Montreal, where she lives and is enrolled in distance education. At the border crossing in Vermont, she said officers questioned her about eight or so condoms in her suitcase and about her undergarments. “I was like, ‘Yeah, some girls like shoes, I like nice underwear,’ and then realized it was really not funny,” she said. “They were taking it very seriously ... and looking at my condoms and counting them.” Nikiforuk was eventually let through but didn’t learn until later she had been flagged as a suspected prostitute. On March 24, she was back in Montreal heading through U.S. customs on a flight to

Clay Nikiforuk, who asked that her real name be withheld, says she was interrogated by U.S. border agents for eight hours last week and denied a flight on suspicion of being a sex worker. contributed

Aruba via Miami accompanied by a married man. Nikiforuk said the man’s wife knows about their affair. She said as soon as she gave her passport to U.S. border control she was asked, “How much is he paying you to go on this trip?” When she said he was not, she was berated for participating in adultery but let go. When it was time to travel home from Aruba on March 27, she says U.S. customs interrogated her for eight hours. When asked what, if not sex work, she does for a living, she said she is writing a book about sexual assault. “He asked, ‘Are you looking to be sexually assaulted?’”

she said. She alleges that after hours of interrogation, she was denied entry to the U.S., although her partner was not questioned. They spent $900 each on plane tickets to Canada via Panama, plus paid for two extra nights in a hotel. She admits she has been paid for some freelance modelling work in the U.S. but insists she was questioned in all three instances in March primarily on suspicion of being a sex worker. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol spokesman Mike Milne said he cannot comment due to privacy laws, but that in general anyone coming into the U.S. frequently is assumed to be an intended immigrant.

Miami-based immigration lawyer Steve Goldstein said he’s never heard of someone being barred from entering the U.S. solely because they were carrying condoms. And he said he suspects there were likely other factors at play when Clay Nikiforuk (not her real name) was denied entry to the U.S. after travelling to Aruba, such as her website stating she poses for nude modelling photo shoots and the fact she was travelling with a married man. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol spokesman Mike Milne said suspicion of prostitution is enough to deny someone admission to the country under U.S. immigration law. “If they have suspicion of something, and it’s something that falls under the Immigration Act as a ground of inadmissibility, they pretty much are judge and jury,” Goldstein said. “They make the decision: you’re in or you’re out.” Nikiforuk still contends she is the victim of a sexist double standard, because a man would never be investigated to begin with simply for carrying condoms and nice underwear. metro

Pay-as-you-weigh. Is airline’s fat fare fair? Samoa Air has become the first airline in the world to charge passengers by weight. Instead of a flat rate per seat, the airline will charge passengers a fixed price per kilogram, with the price varying depending on the route. The pay-as-you-weigh system was announced on the airline’s website. “We at Samoa Air are keeping airfares fair, by charging our passengers only for what they weigh. You are the master of your Air ‘fair,’ you decide how much (or little) your ticket will cost. “No more exorbitant excess baggage fees, or being charged for baggage you may not carry. Your weight plus your baggage items, is what

Canada’s telecommunications regulator has fined two companies over their telemarketing practices. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says Ontario Consumer Credit Assistance and Quick Connect Solutions both failed to get the consent of people they robocalled to promote their services. The regulator’s rules bar companies from using autodiallers without the permis-

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IT’S ALL COMING UP WIKI While it takes all the fun out of being a There’s a game I like to play with myself. know-it-all — now anyone can be a know-it-all No, not that game. — it cuts down on relationship wear and tear. It’s a game called, “If I time travelled to today “I can’t believe you allowed that fathead from the year I was born, what about the future Charles to bait you like that. Just let it go. Who would most blow my mind?” cares what the national bird of Argentina is?” Never mind when I was born. You just need to “I care. It’s the Rufous Hornero.” know it was long ago and far away. That was then. Now, in the future, the RufThere are lots of candidates: the microwave ous Hornero and other contentious beasts are oven, the smartphone, the car that parks itself, at your fingertips, in a Wikipedia article called drones, ebooks, the International Space Station, National Animals. will.i.am, The Bachelorette. They don’t call it wiki (“quick” in Hawaiian) But how about Wikipedia? JUST SAYIN' pedia (for “encyclopedia”) for nothing. All the knowledge of the world at your fingerAs you probably know, Wikipedia is writtips. Over 22 million articles in 285 languages, Paul Sullivan ten and edited by mostly anonymous people 4.2 million in English alone. metronews.ca who do it for nothing. They are constantly Wikipedia has only been around since 2001, working away on this global treasure, editing and updating the and already it’s solved the stupid dinner party argument. Now, articles 24/7. instead of a long, boring argument, there’s a moment of silence So far, there have been more than 600 million edits. Talk as everyone (let’s be honest, just the guys) finds the answer on about a peer review. And April is contributors’ month in Canada, Wikipedia.

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when Wikipedia nerds organize workshops designed to make articles better. Sign me up for the Rufous Hornero session. Of course, Wikipedia has its detractors. Despite its strict policy of neutrality, some people think they see biases. But those are the people who see biases everywhere (See Wikipedia: Noam Chomsky). Others are concerned that relying on reliable sources breeds orthodoxy. Imagine what they’d say if Wikipedia switched to unreliable sources. In one lifetime, we’ve gone from a world where only a few wealthy nations had access to the world’s knowledge, and even that required access to a good reference library. Now, instead of a library, all you need is a smartphone. Instead of a librarian telling you to shush! you can ask Wikipedia. Yell if you like. This year it’s expected that smartphones account for 70 per cent of the mobile device market in the U.S. (Wikipedia: Smartphone). I’m not sure what happens when all that knowledge gets around, as even a little learning is a dangerous thing. There’s another term for Wikipedia. It’s called Pandora’s Box. Look it up. You know where. Clickbait

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This image looks as if it was taken in a fantastical canyon on some alien planet. In truth, it’s an amazing picture of Arizona’s Antelope Canyon taken by amateur photographer Gregory Boratyn. The 42-year-old software engineer from San Diego has shown the popular geological wonder in a new light thanks to clever use of photo software. “First, I decided to make them monochrome,” said Boratyn. “The place in the summertime is quite cold, so instead of black and white I decided to go with blue and black to emphasize the coldness of the rock and the place itself. The colours of red, orange and blue are called complementary and they made the image more pleasant to human eyes, which was my intention.”

The Toronto-based collective’s cheeky Opera Cheats series strips away the more intimidating aspects of opera to reveal the murder and adultery that’s been entertaining us for centuries. (youtube.com/operafive)

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Classical musicians woo new fans with cool experiments such as a piece based entirely on classic ringtones or a pop medley that showcases key changes. Occasional cross dressing and saxplaying dinosaurs keep things lively. (cdzamusic.com)

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Elton John and partner to be celebrated Elton John and his longtime songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, will be honoured at this year’s Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. John and Taupin, who teamed on most of the singer’s best-known hits, will receive the Johnny Mercer Award during the June 13 ceremony in New York.

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Leno and Fallon poke fun at Late Night rumours Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon poked fun at the latenight rumours swirling around them in a music video that aired between their back-to-back NBC shows Monday night. In a spoof of the romantic ballad Tonight from West Side Story, Leno, who was backstage at the Tonight show on the West Coast, and Fallon, in his Late Night office in Manhattan, serenaded each other by cellphone. Internet concert

Buscemi taking lead role for online concert Steve Buscemi will direct a live stream of a Vampire Weekend concert to debut a new season of Unstaged. The stream will launch the fourth season of American Express Unstaged, an online series that pairs notable directors with popular music acts. Vampire Weekend’s concert at the Roseland Ballroom on April 28 will stream live on VEVO and YouTube. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jane Levy stars in the latest instalment of Evil Dead, which opens this weekend. HANDOUT

What could go wrong at a remote cabin? Lots Horror films. Evil Dead returns this weekend, bringing a fresh take on the genre that has seen lots of clueless, pretty people killed over the years RICHARD CROUSE

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Are there any more frightening words in a horror movie synopsis than “five friends head to a remote cabin?” That phrase has been the starting point for many scary scripts, conjuring up visions of ancient evil life forms, dangerous hillbilly types, mysterious incantations and lines like, “No matter what, we have to stay together.” The cabin-in-the-woods genre is decades old, but almost always follows the same formula: five good-looking teens, say, a jock, a stoner, some hot girls, one a brainiac, and a party girl go to a cabin, and only one or two make it home.

The Evil Dead series, which perfected the cabin-in-the-woods genre, developed a huge following. HANDOUT

This weekend’s Evil Dead shakes up the formula to an extent. In it some handsome people head to an isolated cottage not to drink and party but to help Mia (Jane Levy) kick her addiction to drugs. The details are different, but the outcome — and this isn’t a spoiler, just a statement of fact — is the same and that’s what we like about the genre. The most well loved cabin

in the woods movies must be the first two Sam Raimi Evil Dead films. The original, and namesake of the series, was actually shot in a real life abandoned cottage. In it five friends go to a cabin in the woods (sound familiar?), discover a Book of the Dead and unleash fleshpossessing demons. It made a star of Bruce Campbell and led to a sequel, Evil Dead II, another cabin

movie that is equal parts silly and scary. Eli Roth made his directorial debut with Cabin Fever, a movie inspired by real life events. The idea for a film about a group of friends in a (you guessed it!) cabin in the woods, tormented by a flesheating virus and homicidal townsfolk, came to him as he worked on a horse farm. “I was cleaning hay out of this barn and got this infection on my face,” he says. The rash got so bad that, “I went to shave and I literally shaved a third of my face off.” It hurt, but he looked at the bright side. “I thought, ‘This is actually going make a great movie one day.’” Sleepaway Camp — ignore the sequels, although the number two’s title Unhappy Campers is pretty great — sets the action at a summer camp. This gory slasher flick is most notable for a wild twist ending that has been called a “jaw-dropping, taperewinding, pause-and-stareand-call-your-friends-over-tostare” moment.


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Lohan gets in on the April Fools’ Day pranks Lindsay Lohan made a very last-minute decision to continue her adventures in Brazil this week, making her way to the São Paulo airport for a flight back to New York only to opt out of getting on the plane, according to E! News. While her manager took the flight as planned, Lohan reportedly checked herself into the Emiliano Hotel alone with a female friend. “She’s staying on her own dime,” a source says. “She is staying against everyone’s

advice.” Lohan’s promotional trip to Brazil for a denim company was to be followed by a quick trip to NYC before heading to L.A. for the Coachella Music Festival and then 90 days of court-ordered rehab. The extended vacation also gave Lohan a chance to get in on the fun of pulling an April Fools’ prank on her Twitter followers, posting, “It’s official. Pregnant...” and drawing a flood of shocked reactions.

What’s lower than scamming kids with cancer? the word

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Oh man. This is not good. I mean, in the spectrum of “not good things,” this ranks pretty much at the top: Lamar Odom and wife Khloe Kardashian’s charity for kids with cancer looks like a scam. That’s right, they are fleecing kids with cancer. The only thing worse than scamming kids with

cancer? Scamming kids with AIDS. That’s it. There’s nothing worse. (OK, maybe scamming orphans with AIDS and/or cancer, but that’s really it.) A new report by ESPN (and this marks the first time ESPN has been mentioned in this column) says that Odom’s charity, Cathy’s Kids, which started in 2004 in honour of Odom’s mother who died from stomach cancer, has raised $2.2 million, but not one cent has gone to cancer-

related causes. Instead, it seems like the money has gone to two things: the charity’s executive, Jerry DeGregorio, who happened to be the best man in Kardashian’s and Odom’s wedding, and two elite youth basketball travel teams. It’s important to note that none of the kids in the “elite basketball team” seem to be battling cancer in between games. When approached by ESPN, Odom brushed off the allegations with, “It’s my money.” Actually, if you raise $2.2 million by having people donate their cash to help children with cancer, it’s not your money. I swear. Do I have to go to Hollywood myself to teach these people how to act?

Justin Bieber’s pals living it up at his place It turns out Justin Bieber doesn’t even have to be home to show his friends a good time. According to E! News, about four male pals have been crashing at Bieber’s L.A. area home and throwing some pretty raucous parties in his absence, and the neighbours are taking notice. “They probably complain because when people come up, there are like 20 cars. That was a crazy party,” a source says. The house guests living it up while Bieber continues his tour include rappers Lil Twist and King Kevi.

Mayer declines to discuss relationship John Mayer seems to have turned over a new leaf when it comes to dishing on exgirlfriends, as in a recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres he did not rise to her attempts to discuss his recent split from Katy Perry. “It was a very private relationship going in, it was a private relationship during and it’s a private relationship still,” Mayer said. “I can understand asking the question based on some previous answers I have given, but I have finally learned how to put the wall between one thing and the

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St. Maarten — the place to sip, shop and sun yourself for the island’s legendary duty-free shopping. Stroll along the winding narrow roads and pop into the numerous jewelry and watch stores. Also a must-see? The Guavaberry Emporium, built in an old cedar house, where you can sample not only the berry liqueur but also a guava colada. The fruit has a mild, unusual sweetness. This shop is also a great place to pick up gifts, like rum bottles with colourful handpainted sunsets and parrots.

Island time. Pristine beaches, frosty rum drinks and plenty of shopping make this the place of cubicle dreams ALISON BOWEN

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St. Maarten, a 60-square-kilometre island, boasts beach after beach, most framed by mountains. And these many waterfronts are put to good use with bars plopped on the water and multiple marinas. St. Maarten fulfils cubicle fantasies: crisp white sailboats against azure waters, fresh and flavourful seafood and imaginative rum

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nearby St. Barths or St. Kitts or staying for a while, here’s where to shop, sip and sun. For filling your suitcase Philipsburg, the capital on the Dutch side, is a must-visit

For Caribbean blue skies and seas Sailing aficionados should schedule their visit during the annual Heineken Regatta, where sailboats race around the island, creating picture-perfect views of colourful, billowing sails

dotting royal-blue water. The event promises “serious fun” with parties every night, visitors and locals dancing the night away in flip flops on the sand. Even if you can’t sail, make sure to get out on the water — the ocean is so clear, if you jump in, you can see your toes. Even that doesn’t impress locals — clear to them means seeing the bottom. Where to stay The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino, undergoing a $3 million renovation, is ideal for travellers who want a sea breeze and tropical drink 10 minutes after landing. The hotel is within walking distance to multiple restaurants, although it is allinclusive, covering all your meals and rum punches.


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Not all interviews created equal So what’s your type? Whether it’s in-person, in a group or on the phone, you’ll know how to impress with these insider tips Shaheerah Kayani TalentEgg.ca

So you’ve done the hard work of sending in your application for that dream internship, perfecting your resumé, creating that awesome cover letter, sending in your transcript. And you’ve been chosen for an interview. Yay! Now comes the time to prepare and brush up on your interview skills. One of the things you need to consider is what type of interview is it? Read below for the three main types of interviews to see what employers are looking for in each type and what you can do to ace the interview.

interact with the other applicants and your contributions to the interview discussion.

One-on-one interview This is the most common type.

What you should do: • Greet the other applicants and introduce yourself. • Don’t interrupt other applicants when they’re talking but feel free to contribute to others’ answers. • Know what your own personal strength is when working in a team, and showcase that role well.

What the employer is seeking It involves you and the interviewer having a one-on-one chat about why you’ve applied for the position, discussing your qualifications and past experiences and assessing your skills to see if you are a good fit for the employer. What you should do • Always bring a copy of your resumé with you to the interview and know what is on your resumé inside and out. • When the interviewer asks you questions, you will need to refer to specific examples from your resumé and highlight what skills and strengths you developed from those experiences, as well as both the positive and negative aspects of your previous employment and how you dealt with them.

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• You will also use your past experiences to talk about a weakness you may have, but make sure to emphasize how you are working to improve on those weaknesses. Group Interview This involves you and a few other job seekers who have applied for the same position or department as you. The employer will interview all

of you simultaneously to see if you would work well in a team environment with your co-workers. What the employer is seeking • In this type of interview, the employer wants to assess your ability to work as part of a team by seeing you in action. • The employer will judge you based on how you well you

Based on your availability and time or location constraints, the employer may decide to interview you on the phone. What the employer is seeking • The employer will want to hear a clear, vibrant voice. • He/she will be testing your ability to think on the spot and articulate your answers. What you should do • Firstly, schedule a phone call for a time when you

Study up!

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know you for sure that you will be available. • Again, have your resumé in front of you so that you can be ready to answer questions. • Don’t rush your answers, but instead take the time to form clear responses. • Keep a calendar/agenda handy, so that you can take down important notes. TalentEgg.ca is Canada’s leading job site and online career resource for college and university students and recent graduates.

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You can’t fail with a little bit of mail You’ve got the write stuff. Sending a grateful note postinterview can add a charming point in your favour Leah Ruehlicke TalentEgg.ca

Your resumé was flawless. Your cover letter impressed. You aced the interview. Now there’s nothing left to do but wait. Right? Wrong. According to an Accountemps survey, 66 per cent of HR managers say it’s beneficial to one’s job search to send a thank you note after the job interview. Raffi Toughlouian, division director of Accountemps, says a thank you note is “a good vehicle for you to reiterate your interest in a potential position, as well as reference back to specific points in the conversation that were of interest to both

you and the interviewer.” Thus, a quick “thanks” not only allows you to showcase your manners, but once again gives you the chance to try and nab a position. How to write a good thank you note Toughlouian offers the following advice for students and recent grads who are whipping up a note of gratitude: • Keep it brief and concise • Provide a brief recap of the skills you can bring to the job • Be specific by highlighting key conversation points that stood out to you • Time is of the essence: thank you notes should be sent out within 24 hours of the interview Should you send a thank you note by email or snail mail? “I still think there’s a bit of charm to a handwritten note,” Toughlouian says, “but in this day and age email just makes the most sense.”

Sometimes in an interview there will be a business card exchange, which is a Take note

What if the interview didn’t go well? • No matter how you feel the interview went, you should still send a thank you note. The interviewer may think the interview went just fine and, Toughlouian says, “You don’t want to make that kind of assumption or decision for them.” • If the interview did go poorly for both ends, you should still thank the employer for their time and their consideration of you in the first place. “This leaves a good impression. Therefore, even if you aren’t the right fit for that particular role, it might keep you in their mind for an upcoming position.”

good indicator that email is an acceptable form of communication. In fact, more than two thirds of HR managers say they prefer email, while 48 per cent say they’d still appreciate a handwritten note. “[Email] is also the least intrusive method of communication,” Toughlouian adds. Not only that, but it ensures the message will actually get to the recipient. For job interview situations that have multiple interviewers, direct your thank you note to the person who you had the most contact with or who booked the meeting. You then have the option of copying (or “cc-ing”) anyone else who participated in the interview. If this is the case, ensure your content is inclusive and speaking to everyone (e.g., “Thank you all for your time today…”). TalentEgg.ca is Canada’s leading job site and online career resource for college and university students and recent graduates.

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FOOD

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Rich flavours from roasted acorn squash team up with maple syrup 1.

Preheat oven to 200 C (400 F).

2. Brush cut side of squash with maple syrup and place cut side down on a baking sheet lightly coated with 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the olive oil. Bake 45 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool, then scrape out the squash flesh and set aside.

3.

In a 4-litre (4-quart) saucepan, heat remaining 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, carrot and apple. Cook for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until vegetables are soft.

4. Add the cooked squash, 1

litre (4 cups) broth, thyme, and nutmeg. Simmer for 20 minutes. Allow to cool.

5.

Once the mixture has

Ingredients

Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

Smithsonian Indulge your senses with this contemporary blend of smooth flavours of almond syrup, lemon juice, lavender bitters and more. • 1.5 oz Belvedere Vodka • 3/4 oz almond syrup (Orgeat) • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice • 3 dashes lavender bitters • 1/4 oz egg white • Soda top

• 2 acorn squash, halved and seeded • 30 ml (2 tbsp) maple syrup • 45 ml (3 tbsp) olive oil • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped • 1 small onion, chopped • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped • 1 small Granny Smith apple, peeled and chopped • 1 l (4 cups) chicken broth, plus 250 ml (1 cup) for thinning • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) ground thyme • Pinch of nutmeg • Salt and freshly ground pepper • 15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh lemon juice • Diced apple and fresh chives for garnish

Dry shake ingredients then shake with ice and fine strain into a highball glass. Top with soda. Garnish with a lavender stalk. recipe and image courtesy of Belvedere vodka

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SPORTS

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NHL

Stars ship Jagr, Roy out of Dallas

The New York Rangers have acquired forward Ryane Clowe from the San Jose Sharks for three draft picks. The teams announced the deal Tuesday night. The Sharks get the Rangers’ second-round pick and a third-round pick in the

The Dallas Stars are really rebuilding for the future now. Dallas on Tuesday traded 41-year-old Jaromir Jagr to Boston and sent surging centre Derek Roy to Vancouver. That came just more than a week after captain

Ryane Clowe

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“Everything happens for a reason and I’m excited to be a Canuck.” Forward Derek Roy after being traded to the Vancouver Canucks from the Dallas Stars on Tuesday.

Islanders pull away from Jets, move to 8th spot in East NHL. New York knots season series at 1-1 as Winnipeg loses fourth straight game Frans Nielsen scored the goahead goal and Kevin Poulin made 23 saves for his first win of the season as the New York Islanders defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Tuesday. With the victory, the Islanders moved past the idle New York Rangers into the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot. The Islanders (18-16-3) have 11 games remaining while the Rangers have 13. Both the Islanders and New Jersey Devils have 39 points. The Rangers have 37. Nielsen’s power-play goal at 19:32 of the second period came when a rebound of a Mark Streit slap shot ricocheted to him in the right circle. Nielsen fired the puck past Ondrej Pavelec for this fourth of the season. Matt Moulson added his 12th of the season at the 18:00 mark of the third. And John Tavares scored his team-leading 23rd of the season into an empty net with 36 seconds left. The Jets (18-18-2) lost their

Trouba chooses Jets

Defenceman Jacob Trouba was signed to a contract by the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. • The 19-year-old played 37 games with the University of Michigan Wolverines during the 2012-13 season. • Trouba, from Rochester, Mich., had 12 goals, 17 assists and 88 penalty minutes in that span.

fourth straight, but still lead the Southeast Division over the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals. Poulin was making his third start of the season to give a rest to Evgeni Nabokov, who has started all but six of the team’s 37 games. The 22-yearold Poulin has been the backup to Nabokov since his recall from AHL Bridgeport on Feb. 23. His best save was a sprawling stop on an Alexander Burmistrov shot in the closing seconds. Islanders centre Anders Lee opened the scoring in his NHL debut at 16:31 of the first per-

Linesman Shane Heyer gets between Jets forward Evander Kane and Islanders forward Andrew MacDonald on Tuesday in Uniondale, N.Y. The Islanders won 5-2. BRUCE BENNETT/GETTY IMAGES

iod when his wrist shot eluded a screened Pavelec. The 22-year-old Lee signed with the Islanders on Monday after completing a stellar college career at Notre Dame. Jets rookie defenceman Paul Postma tied the game at

1 at 18:06, banging a rebound past Poulin with assists to Eric Tangradi and Kyle Wellwood. Postma, a seventh-round pick by the Jets’ former incarnation — the Atlanta Thrashers — in 2007, scored his second of the game and third

of the season at 6:02 of the second. This was the second meeting between the teams this season. The Jets won 5-4 in overtime at home on Jan. 27. They meet again April 20 in Winnipeg. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jays doused in season opener

Cleveland shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera rounds the bases after hitting a fifth-inning homer off of Jays starter R.A. Dickey on Tuesday in Toronto. NATHAN DENETTE/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Justin Masterson kept Blue Jays bats in check as the Cleveland Indians spoiled R.A. Dickey’s Toronto debut with a 4-1 win before a sellout opening day crowd of 48,857 at Rogers Centre on Tuesday night. The loss may be a splash of cold water on the face of Toronto fans already planning a championship parade given the extensive, expensive retooling of the roster over the

winter. Cleveland planted a few seeds of reality under the dome but there is still plenty of time for the Jays to harvest wins. Asdrubal Cabrera hit a tworun homer for the Indians, who took advantage of some early passed balls as knuckleballer Dickey’s fledgling partnership with catcher J.P. Arencibia showed some teething problems.

Dickey (0-1) went six innings in his first opening day start, giving up four runs (three earned) on five hits with four strikeouts, four walks and a wild pitch. He threw 104 pitches, including 60 strikes. Masterson (1-0) struck out five and walked four while giving up one earned run and three hits in his six innings. THE CANADIAN PRESS

SPORTS

Rangers reel in Clowe from Sharks

Brenden Morrow was dealt to Pittsburgh. The latest moves came a day after a 4-0 loss to Anaheim. Dallas got two young prospects and a conditional second-round pick from Boston, and a 23-year-old defenceman and a secondround pick from Vancouver. The Stars now have nine picks in this summer’s draft.

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DRIVE

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Simple yet stylish 2013 Honda CR-Z

2013 Honda CR-Z

• Type. Two-door, two seat compact hybrid hatchback • Engines (hp): 1.5-litre SOHC I4 (119 plus a 20-hp electric motor, 130-net horsepower) • Transmissions. Six-speed manual; continuously variable (CVT) option • Base price (incl. destination) $24,500

Review. If there’s a standup in the Honda’s 2013 lineup, it’s the CR-Z, but not for the reasons you might expect MALCOLM GUNN wheelbasemedia.com

When it comes to the 2013 Honda CR-Z, the car’s true purpose remains masked by its contradictions, even after receiving a modest makeover and powertrain upgrade. Visually, the car appears as sporty as all get out and a modern interpretation of the cute little CRX buzz-bomb of the 1980s and early ’90s. That Civic-based two-seater was the ideal dance partner for drivers of modest means who wanted something that was light on its feet, looked cool and could perform magic zipping around

4X4

The CR-Z’s six-speed manual transmission returns with a beefedup clutch and a different final gear ratio for improved highway efficiency. From driving experience, sticking with the manual with its light, precise shifter is unquestionably your best choice if maximum performance is preferred.

town or over twisty highways. Honda envisions a significantly different role for the CR-Z, however, one that blends modest performance with an equally modest attempt at ecofriendliness with its gasolineelectric hybrid power system. The result is a pretty decent (and attractive) commuter vehicle, but it’s ultimately a car that won’t set the hearts of sports-car fans aflutter. Like a timid swimmer, the CR-Z only sticks its big toe into the automotive mainstream, something that anyone wishing to avoid the sameness of your typical econo-box should find appealing. The CR-Z comes with a selectable “3-Mode Drive System” with Sport, Normal and Econ settings to allow the driver a choice of efficiencies in operating performance and fuel consumption. Added for 2013 is a unique Plus Sport System. Provided the battery has at least a 50 per cent charge, pushing the “S+” button on the steering

Design

As for its 2013 updates, the good news is that Honda has avoided messing about with the CR-Z’s looks, other than installing mesh-look inserts for the grille, fog-light pods and rear bodywork (diffuser) and adding extra bling around the headlights. That also goes for the interior, which now features some fancier trim and reshaped door panels with added bottle holders. Unchanged are the wide and generally comfortable seats.

Engine

The look of the grille is new for 2013.

Under its elongated hood are significant changes to the CR-Z’s hybrid heart. The 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine now makes 119 horsepower, up six over the 2012 model. In addition, the nickel-metalhydride battery pack is replaced with a lighter and more efficient lithium-ion battery pack to backstop the electric motor. The system output is now 130 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque on models fitted with the optional CVT. By comparison

The simple but effective dash/control panel layout is a carryover from the last model.

wheel while accelerating produces an extra boost of power that lasts for up to five seconds, regardless of which of the three drive-system modes you’re in. Fuel economy should be close to the 2012 model’s 6.5/5.3 (l/100 km) city/highway numbers, however better results can be achieved with the CVT option that should top out at about 5.6/5.0 city/highway. Other manufacturer’s hybrids can do better, but most cost more than the CR-Z’s estimated $24,500 asking price, which includes destination charges. For that entry fee you can

count on all of the usual and expected comfort features, along with ambient console lighting, high-intensity discharge headlights and a 360-watt premium audio system. Heated leather seats and a navigation system with rear-view camera are available with the Premium Package. Otherwise the CR-Z’s advantages appear to outweigh its drawbacks. The car’s sharp styling, comfortable cabin and extra-roomy and versatile cargo area are not-to-be-overlooked virtues that make it an ideal touring car for two.

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DRIVE

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Subaru’s ‘boxer’ engine all about balance A different type of engine

Driving Force. A boxer engine provides predictability and makes it easy to service a vehicle

• The boxer engine is part of Subaru’s “symmetrical” all-wheel drive configuration, in which all driveline components are aligned on the car’s north-south axis for better balance.

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To most people, a boxer is someone who makes his living in the ring. But there’s another definition in the automotive world — it’s a type of engine, and the only kind you’ll find in a Subaru vehicle. “It’s also called a horizontally opposed or flat engine,” says Ted Lalka, vice-president of product planning and marketing for Subaru Canada. “They tend to be compact and lightweight, and they produce a fair amount of power to weight. They’re still used in aviation for those reasons, and our company has a background in the aircraft industry, so we developed an expertise in these types of engines.”

• It’s believed that horizontally opposed engines got the name “boxer” because the piston movement looks like boxers jabbing at each other.

Subaru’s boxer engine. contributed

The heart of an engine is a large, heavy shaft called the crankshaft. It’s attached to pistons, which slide inside cylinders when they’re powered by the exploding force of gasoline that’s been detonated by the spark plugs. The pistons turn the crankshaft, and its spinning motion is what ultimately turns the car’s wheels.

It’s similar to the way your legs move up and down to turn the pedals on a bicycle, with that power used to turn the wheels. On most engines, the pistons are above the crankshaft, either in a straight line (called an inline engine, the most common configuration for four-cylinder engines), or

slanted in two banks, forming a V that gives V6 and V8 engines their names. But on a boxer engine, the four or six pistons lie flat on either side of the crankshaft, where they move horizontally in their cylinders to provide power. A boxer engine isn’t as tall as a regular engine, which helps to lower the vehicle’s

centre of gravity. This improves handling and stability. “With the boxer engine, it has very good balance between the left and right side, so the vehicle handles in a very predictable manner,” Lalka says. “In addition, it makes servicing the vehicle easy. A lot of the components can be placed on top of

the engine, so the alternator, water pump, and even the oil filter are right on top where they’re easier to reach.” Several companies have used the boxer engine design over the years. Porsche currently uses it in the 911, Boxster and Cayman. Other cars that have used it in the past include the Chevrolet Corvair and original Volkswagen Beetle.


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See today’s answers at metronews.ca/answers. Horoscopes

Libra

Aries

Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 You will be on good terms with just about everyone today but especially with a group of people who like to go to extremes. That’s all fine and dandy but watch out you don’t hurt yourself, or other people.

March 21 - April 20 Do whatever it takes to make an impression on people in positions of power. With your drive and determination you can and you must find ways to get yourself noticed.

Taurus

Scorpio

April 21 - May 21 Forget about the negative things in your life — the bills, the quarrels, etc. — and focus on your dreams. The planets indicate that at least one of those dreams will come true over the next few weeks.

Oct. 24 - Nov. 22 Nothing seems to faze you at the moment. Is that because your circumstances have changed for the better or is it because you finally understand that life is supposed to be fun? Whatever the reason, enjoy!

Gemini

Sagittarius

May 22 - June 21 If you need to improve your financial situation then it’s time to make that big move from the planning stage to the doing stage. You know what changes need to be made, so get on with it and make them.

Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 Minor problems will likely be magnified into major setbacks today, at least in your head. It is essential that you don’t let your fears get out of hand. What happened to that happy-go-lucky, optimistic Sag?

Cancer

Capricorn

June 22 - July 23 Changes seem to be coming quickly at the moment and it may all be getting a bit too much for you. Calm down, make yourself a nice cup of tea and let the planets work their magic. You’ll be OK.

Dec. 22 - Jan. 20 Pluto in your birth sign gives you great power but it also brings with it responsibility for how you use that power. You may be tempted to use your authority to cut corners today but that would be a mistake.

Leo

Aquarius

July 24 - Aug. 23 It seems you have your fingers in too many pies at the moment and there is a serious possibility they could get burned. Maybe it’s time to back off a bit, at least for a while. Sort out your priorities.

Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 Others may be urging you to do this or do that but don’t listen to them. There is no need to panic or change your lifestyle. Changes will take place but let them happen gradually, not all in one go.

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Feb. 20 - March 20 What is happening in your life may be unsettling but it is also necessary if you are to lead a fuller existence. Whatever is going on won’t be happening next week. SALLY BROMPTON

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Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 Your creative juices are bubbling and although some say your ideas are far-fetched, you know they can work. You have so much confidence in your abilities there is nothing you cannot do.

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TM The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2013 Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual/ Elantra L 6-Speed Manual (includes $500 in price adjustments)/Veloster 6-Speed Manual/ Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto with an annual finance rate of 0%/0%/1.99%/1.99% for 84 months. Bi-weekly payments are $82/$94/$126/$168. No down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$0/$1,538/$2,048. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,495/$1,495/$1,495/$1,760 fees, levies, and all applicable charges (excluding GST/PST). Finance Offers exclude registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual for $16,980 at 0% per annum equals $94 bi-weekly for 84 months for a total obligation of $16,980. Cash price is $16,980. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,495, fees, levies, and all applicable charges (excluding GST/PST). Example price excludes registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. ʈFuel consumption for 2013 Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/Elantra Sedan L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM) Veloster 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.5L/100KM) /Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto (HWY 6.7L/100KM, City 10.1L/100KM) are based on Energuide. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. ʕPrice of models shown 2013 Accent 4 Door GLS Auto/Elantra Limited/Veloster Tech 6-Speed Manual/Santa Fe 2.0T Limited AWD is $20,230/$24,930/$24,830/$40,395. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,495/$1,495/$1,495/$1,760, fees, levies, and all applicable charges (excluding GST/PST). Prices exclude registration, insurance, PPSA and license fees. ΩPrice adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustments of up to $500 available on 2013 Elantra Sedan. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. *Purchase, finance or lease an in-stock 2013 Accent/Elantra/Elantra Coupe/Elantra GT/Veloster/Genesis Coupe/Sonata/Sonata HEV/Santa Fe Sport/Santa Fe XL/Tucson/2012 Sonata HEV during the Double Savings Event and you will receive one $0.99 per litre Esso Price Privileges Fuel Card (including applicable taxes). The $0.99 per litre Esso Price Privileges Card is issued by Esso and is subject to the terms and conditions of the Esso Price Privileges Fuel Card agreement. Customers in the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island (collectively, “Atlantic Provinces”) and Quebec will receive a maximum benefit of $0.55 per litre in the event that gas prices increase above $1.54 during the card activation period. Customers in the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba will receive a maximum benefit of $0.50 per litre in the event that gas prices increase above $1.49 during the card activation period. Customers in the Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario will receive a minimum discount of $0.30 per litre in the event that gas prices decrease below $1.29 per litre in these provinces. All Fuel Cards expire on December 31st, 2013. Fuel cards are valid only at participating Esso retail locations (excluding the province of British Columbia) and are not redeemable for cash. Fuel Cards cannot be used in the province of British Columbia. Fuel Cards can only be used on Regular, Extra and Premium motor vehicle grade fuel purchases only. Price with Fuel Card of $0.99 per litre applies to Regular grade fuel only. Price with Fuel Card on Extra and Premium grade fuels are $1.12 and $1.18 per litre, respectively. Price Privileges Card must be used in combination with another form of payment accepted at Esso stations in Canada (excluding British Columbia) and is redeemable in-store only. Only one Price Privileges Card can be used per transaction. Based on Energuide combined fuel consumption rating for the 2013 Accent Auto (6.3L/100km)/Elantra Auto (6.3L/100km)/Elantra Coupe Auto (6.6L/100km)/Elantra GT Auto (6.6L/100km)/Veloster 1.6L Auto (6.3L/100km)/Genesis Coupe 2.0L Auto (8.6L/100km)/Sonata 2.4L Auto (7.3L/100km)/Sonata HEV Auto (5.2L/100km)/Tucson 2.0L Auto (8.2L/100km)/Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD Auto (8.6L/100km)/2012 Sonata HEV Auto (5.3L/100km) and the combined fuel consumption rating for the 2013 Santa Fe XL 3.3L FWD (9.9L/100km) as determined by the Manufacturer as shown on www.hyundaicanada.com at 15,400km/year which is the yearly average driving distance as referenced by Transport Canada’s Provincial Light Vehicle Fleet Statistics, 2011, minus one full tank of fuel provided at the time of delivery of 2013 Accent (43L), Elantra (48L), Elantra Coupe (50L), Elantra GT (50L), Veloster (50L), Genesis Coupe (65L), Sonata (70L), Sonata HEV (65L), Tucson (58L), Santa Fe Sport (66L), Santa Fe XL (71L), 2012 Sonata HEV (65L), this is equivalent to $0.99 per litre gas up to a total of 725 Litres (2013 Accent/Elantra/Elantra Coupe/ Elantra GT/Veloster), 800 Litres (2013 Sonata/2013 Sonata HEV/2012 Sonata HEV) and 1,000 Litres (2013 Genesis Coupe/Tucson/Santa Fe Sport/Santa Fe XL). Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. †Ω*ʕOffers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

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